Man shot in Crescentville
A man in his 20s was shot several times in Crescentville about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Police said the victim was wounded on Sanger Street near Bingham and admitted to Aria Health-
Torresdale hospital in critical but stable condition. Tipsters can call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153.
Priest accused of sex-abuse
Representatives of the Philadelphia Archdiocese informed the parishioners of Resurrection of Our Lord parish, Castor Avenue and Vista Street, last weekend that the Rev. Gerald Dunne, in residence there, has been accused of sexually abusing a student at Salesianum High School in Delaware 30 years ago.
Dunne had been removed from priestly duties, but denied the accusation.
N. Phila. McDonald's robbed
Three men wearing masks and armed with handguns robbed a North Philadelphia McDonald's by entering through the drive-thru window early yesterday, police said. The men entered the restaurant on Lehigh Avenue near 21st Street about 2:30 a.m. and bound three employees with plastic ties, police said. They took about $2,000 from cash registers and a safe, and $75 and some personal items from an employee, police said.
Shooting trial opens
A panel of 12 jurors was selected yesterday for the trial of Pete Hopkins, Dwayne Dyches and Brian Hall on charges of attempted murder and related offenses in the shooting of three men at 4th and Annsbury streets in North Philadelphia the night of May 5, 2008.
The three suspects were later seen being beaten by cops after their arrests, in videotape from a Fox 29 news helicopter.
Opening statements in the trial are expected today in Common Pleas Judge Ramy I. Djerassi's courtroom after three alternates are selected for the jury.
Woman hurt in bus-car crash
At least one woman was injured yesterday in a multi-car collision that included a SEPTA bus at Bridge and Jackson streets in the Northeast.
Police said two vehicles crashed into each other, then rammed the bus. No one on the bus was hurt, but a woman in her 80s was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale hospital with neck and back pain and possible broken ribs, police said.
Arrested: 9mm in carry-on
Michael Mixon, 23, was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday after authorities discovered a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun with 15 rounds in the magazine in his carry-on luggage. Officers of the Transportation Security Administration said Mixon, of Haines and Ardleigh streets, East Germantown, was on his way to board a US Airways flight when a checkpoint screener spotted the weapon. Mixon was not licensed to carry the gun, police said. He was charged with firearms violations.
Cops: She killed her newborn
Tracy Posner, 27, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter after giving birth to a girl in February and killing her by putting her in a plastic bag, police said. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said Posner, of Galloway Township, gave birth on Feb. 24 in the bathroom of her home on Moss Mill Road. Investigators say Posner wrapped the live, full-term infant in a towel, put the towel in a plastic bag, and placed the bag under the sink.
The following day, Posner went to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where doctors discovered she had given birth, and notified authorities.*